Richard Soto is the Public Broadcasting Service's new director of drama, performance and cultural programming, succeeding Alice Myatt, who ankled. The D.C.-based independent TV producer has extensive…
Time Warner Inc. has taken a novel approach to selling off its stake in games maker Hasbro Inc.: It is taking its 14% stake in the game company and effectively turning it into notes for new…
Majestic Films & Television Intl. has signed on to handle foreign distribution of American Playhouse telefilms, including the company's catalog product, under a new deal that starts Jan. 1.
A Chicago court yesterday gave the Federal Communications Commission 120 days to devise new financial interest and syndication rules, but said that if the FCC fails to meet the deadline, the TV…
Neil Jordan's "The Crying Game" held up well in its second weekend of release in New York and Los Angeles, boosted by strong word-of-mouth and critical praise. The complex tale of a British soldier…
Nostalgia Network Inc. disclosed that it's in talks with possible investors to acquire the fledgling cable programmer.
The proposed bill for satellite regulation in Spain was approved by the Senate commission Thursday. Parliament is expected to pass it without a hitch by the end of the year, and that will greenlight…
In a stunning turn of events, "Cheers"--the longest-running comedy series on prime time TV--will not be back for another season, representing an enormous blow to NBC's fortunes for the 1993-94…
News Corp. said it is offering to redeem all of the 180 outstanding preferred shares of two of its subsidiaries, News Preferred Finance Inc. and Newscorp Preference Ltd., at $ 1 million a share, or $…
Wharf Cable, a newcomer to the world of TV, is almost certain to be a shoo-in for Hong Kong's exclusive cable TV license, per a top government official.
Consumer confidence is back -- at least at the box office. Patrons had more on their minds this past weekend than Christmas shopping, lending hefty support to at least four nationwide releases.